Murukesh Mohanan

Tag: Linux


Thoughts on Linux

Arch on Alienware

  1. Technology
  2. Linux

It’s been 4½ years since I bought my System76 laptop, and it is showing its age. Back in 2013, an NVidia GT670 MX was a pretty decent laptop graphics card (which meant it couldn’t hold a candle to the desktop graphics cards). But I was able to play Hitman: Absolution, the various Mass Effect games, Tomb Raider and so on on it, and with OK graphics levels and resolutions. Fast forward to 2017, and we have HITMAN, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and the 670MX really struggled with them (I don’t have Origins, but it struggled with Unity). And so I decided to upgrade. After casting my net far and wide, I decided against going for a laptop again. My current laptop is functioning pretty much as a desktop1, so I might as well get another desktop.

  1. Not because of battery issues, but because I burnt(!) the LVDS cable